Ando, Michihito, Yoshitaro Hotta, Yumiko Kawaguchi, and Shinya Tateiwa (2007). "Reexamining the capabilities of ALS patients" Paper presented at the 4th annual conference of the HDCA, 18-20 September 2007, New York, USA.

This paper discusses the capabilities of patients with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Our conclusion is that medical and social support systems should not ignore the fact that with sufficient care some advanced ALS patients can enjoy a reasonably high quality of life without placing an undo burden on their families. 1